The Golden State Warriors can nail down the first four-game sweep of an NBA Finals series since 2007 when they take their 3-0 lead into Quicken Loans Arena looking to finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game that will live stream on Friday night. A winning effort will earn the Warriors their second NBA title in three years, and only the fourth in franchise history going back to the founding of the league in 1949.
The Warriors won their first NBA Championship in the 1955-1946 season when the franchise was still located in Philadelphia. Since moving to the California Bay Area, Golden State won their second title in 1974-1975, before surging to NBA dominance by defeating Lebron James and Cleveland in the 2014-2015 Finals. Those two teams are squaring off for the third straight season in the Finals, and unless the Cavaliers can salvage a game on their home court Friday, Golden State will claim their second win in the three-season (so far) series.
The last time the NBA Finals ended with a sweep came in the 2006-2007 season when the San Antonio Spurs finished off an earlier version of the James-led Cavaliers in four straight.
To find out how to watch a free and legal live stream of the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals Game Four, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, June 9 — 6 p.m. Pacific.
For James, a loss by the Cavaliers would make him only the fourth NBA player in history to lose in at least five NBA Finals. Jerry West and Elgin Baylor hold the record with eight Finals defeats each. But West won only one NBA Championship while Baylor never won a title at all. James has already won three; two with the Miami Heat, in addition to last year’s historic victory with Cleveland.
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After suffering blowouts in Games One and Two, both played in Golden State’s home of Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Cavaliers held a six-point lead with just three minutes remaining in Wednesdays Game Three in Cleveland. But Golden State went on an 11-0 tear as the Cavaliers missed their last eight shots, giving the Warriors a 118-113 victory.
Can the Golden State Warriors take revenge for last year’s stunning loss to Cleveland after taking a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals by completing a four-game sweep? Or will the Cavaliers finally pull out a win on their home court to stay alive and possibly start an even more dramatic comeback to win their second straight NBA Championship?
To find out, watch the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals series Game Four live stream online from the 20,500-seat Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, with streaming video provided by ESPN3, the online-only network of ESPN, which is available at this link. You can also download the WatchESPN app to watch what could be the last game of the 2017 NBA Finals on mobile devices. WatchESPN is also available on set-top streaming devices such as Roku, Apply TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
ESPN3 will carry the Warriors vs. Cavaliers elimination game live, and the online-only channel is free to subscribers of most major internet service providers and many minor ISPs as well. For a full list, check this link.
Fans who are still unable to access ESPN3 can also access the NBA playoff game using the Sling TV basic internet TV package, which offers the ESPN3 streaming service, including the Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NAB Finals Game Four, and comes with a seven-day free trial. To sign up, visit this link.
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